KINGSBRIDGE, The Bronx — Police in the Bronx say a homeless man is allegedly responsible for the fatal stabbing of a McDonald's manager. Investigators spent much of Monday combing through the area, checking out surveillance cameras but did not release a photo or video of the suspect.
Despite the 50th Precinct in its backyard, Adam Garcia was stabbed to death in the parking lot of the Broadway McDonald's he worked.
His shoes and phone were still laying on the parking lot where he lost his life. His cell phone even continuing to ring hours after he took his last breath.
"This man's making a dollar for his family and he gets killed at work," said Garcia's childhood friend, Amin Gomez.
Gomez broke down at the crime scene and tearfully told reporters how he and his friend planned to play on the same adult softball league in the Spring.
Investigators are still looking for the attacker. So far, police say Garcia was merely trying to get a disturbed individual out of the fast food restaurant, when the person turned on him, stabbing him multiple times in the chest. An employee, who spoke to PIX11, said the store had no overnight security officer.
Garcia lived just minutes away from where he worked at this apartment with his mother.
"Unfortunately, he was a victim of one of de Blasio's legion of homeless people. That's all it is. Get these people off the street. My nephew would be alive today. That's the way I look at it," said Jose Serrano, Garcia's uncle.
Garcia leaves behind a toddler son.
PIX11 reached out to McDonald's to find out if the store intends on providing additional security for its overnight employees, but we did not receive a response as of Tuesday evening.